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J& K: Former Lakshadweep administrator set to join as advisor to Governor Malik

J& K: Former Lakshadweep administrator set to join as advisor to Governor Malik
Farooq Khan was instrumental in organising J&K Police’s counter-insurgency unit within the early 1990s. (File)

FORMER INSPECTOR Common of J&K Police and BJP chief Farooq Khan, who resigned as administrator of Lakshadweep, is ready to affix Governor Satya Pal Malik as his new advisor.

Sources instructed The Indian Categorical that Khan’s appointment is anticipated quickly. It isn’t clear but whether or not Khan will substitute one of many 4 present advisors of Governor Malik or be the fifth advisor, sources added.

Khan was instrumental in organising J&K Police’s counter-insurgency unit within the early 1990s. Subsequently, he was moved to Chenab valley to crush militancy in erstwhile Doda district (now break up into Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts). Khan retired as Inspector Common of Police in 2013. Subsequently, he joined the BJP in Jammu in March 2014 throughout a rally of the then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He was made nationwide secretary of the occasion and was in-charge of BJP’s Minority Morcha and BJP’s affairs in Nagaland. He was later appointed as administrator of Union territory Lakshadweep.

Khan was SSP Anantnag on the time of the Pathribal faux encounter in 2000 and was suspended for 2 years by the J&K authorities. He was, nonetheless, cleared of any involvement within the case by the CBI, which indicted the Military. In 1996, Khan performed a significant function in an operation in Hazratbal by which 18 militants have been killed. He was additionally concerned within the operation when militants had entered Raghunath temple in Jammu.

A Jammu Punjabi Muslim, Khan’s household has had very shut associations with the Sangh Parivar within the state even earlier than 1947. His grandfather Colonel (retired) Peer Mohammad Khan, who was in Dogra military, was the primary state president of the Jammu and Kashmir Jana Sangh.

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